Why Bother?


Why Bother?


You know I could just keep on writing,

but really what’s the point?

With the hundreds of poems I’ve written

What’s one more to disappoint.


After all, most, have not been seen yet

And probably never will be, at this rate

So why am I still writing

And myself continually berate


Is it for the accolade?

Hardly, when I look.

I’m never going to make it

Or write that poetry book


Who is going to bother?

When I pop my clogs

To sift through my old laptop

Or read my poetry blogs


Nothing left of my musings

My doggerel, silly rhymes

Will be left, to entertain folk

Or read at odd bedtimes


So really, why do I bother?

Because no one else it seems

Is the slightest bit interested

In shearing in my dreams


Well why should they be?

Having dreams of their own

Far more interesting than mine

I’ll never be well-known.



a poets lot

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Fri 15th Feb 2019 10:32

It should be the only Gold card....i hv one and no one gets it after this. Well ordinary membership cn b gvn.....lol!!!

Gold locker......its made of gold or full of gold?? (just wondering!!)😉😉😉


Fri 15th Feb 2019 10:28

Hi Do

You have The first 'Gold' membership card.
PLUS! A gold locker key.


Fri 15th Feb 2019 10:23

My credit card numbr is

Hehehe.....lifetime membership😊😉


Fri 15th Feb 2019 10:04

Jason and Dorothy I thank you both for following and liking.

It is so nice to receive feedback.

Even a rock hard old bugger like me needs a soft center to appreciate all your kind words.

Is it about me? Yes, No, Maybe, Sometimes, Never.

Poetry is becoming my new GYM!

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Fri 15th Feb 2019 08:53

"So really why do I bother?"

because we are all waiting for the next one.

I am so glad that you say that this poem is not about you - but is it?

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Jason Bayliss

Fri 15th Feb 2019 00:15

Erm, because you can. But I mean You really can!😁


Thu 14th Feb 2019 16:32

Keep on writing dear Po. You are an inspiration, motivation and strength to many. Keep the stone rolling. I njoy your poems. I love your style. There are many who silently learn from your work. Keep going!!💖


Thu 14th Feb 2019 14:01

Helloooooooo Vautaw

Happy Valentine's to you too.

Nope never seen that movie.
I write because its loads of fun... and because I have always got something to say.

I'm a Leo so its all about me, me, me,

I also write stuff that is not true. lol

Well the Leo bit is true. This poem is NOT about me.

I am working really hard the moment to do more... a lot more.
In a lot of different places.

I just need to get some more time defrosted from that freezer I wrote about a while back ;0)


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Thu 14th Feb 2019 13:52

I've been there Po. We write because we have to. Have you ever seen the movie Quills? The poet writes on the wall in his own feces when his quill and paper is taken away! We write to stay sane, to keep the demons at bay, to at least be the one person who listens to what our soul has to say. Write on my friend, right on! P.S. Happy Valentine's Day! 💖


Thu 14th Feb 2019 13:02

Yea! Someone likes it...
If I get more like, I might write another one.

or not

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